News tagged with alloys

Mixing up a batch of stronger metals

Just as a delicate balance of ingredients determines the tastiness of a cookie or cake, the specific ratio of metals in an alloy determines desirable qualities of the new metal, such as improved strength or lightness.

dateApr 14, 2015 in Condensed Matter
shares37 comments 0

New breakthrough in thermoelectric materials

A joint South Korean and American research group has developed a scalable production method for a state of the art alloy for the use in solid state thermoelectric devices. This new alloy is nearly twice as efficient as existing ...

dateApr 02, 2015 in Condensed Matter
shares187 comments 3

Explainer: What is 4-D printing?

Additive manufacturing – or 3D printing – is 30 years old this year. Today, it's found not just in industry but in households, as the price of 3D printers has fallen below US$1,000. Knowing you can print almost anything, ...

dateDec 19, 2014 in Engineering
shares0 comments 0